Welwyn Garden City bulk-buy wine store plans approved

Unit 21 Broadwater Rd

Unit 21 Broadwater Rd - Credit: Archant

Councillors voted against recommendations of their own officers to approve a bulk-buy wine store in Welwyn Garden City.

21 Broadwater Road

21 Broadwater Road - Credit: Archant

Elected members waved through Majestic Wine’s plans to change the use of 21 Broadwater Road from employment to retail use at a meeting of Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Development Management Committee yesterday (Thursday).

In doing so they defied council officers, who in a report, claimed the scheme would “result in the unacceptable loss of an employment-generating site”.

A council spokeswoman said: “It was approved, subject to certain conditions.”

• For more on the plans see the Welwyn Hatfield Times, out on Wednesday.

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